Women Should Be Careful When Being Alone At Night
Yes, you are a strong independent woman who is doing it all alone without a man. You are liberated...you own your own business and know tae kwon do. You know you will kick somebody's ass if they come up on you to harm you. However you are forgetting one known fact. Men especially strong powerful men can over-power a woman. Yes, many self defense
courses teaches a woman how to defend herself, but what happens when someone pulls a gun on you? Are you going to be superwoman and catch a bullet between your teeth or disarm this gun from this man who is trying to rob or rape you?
I asked a friend of mine what would she do if a man came up to her to harm her and she told me, "I have a gun." My response to her... Like the wild wild west with their gunslingers... "who is going to be the quickest one to draw their gun and shoot?" Sure it is a good idea and it can save your life to own and carry a gun. The truth is not every woman owns a gun or knows how to use one.
There was a woman here in New Orleans, a school teacher named Terrilyn Monette. She was kidnapped from a bar a week ago and they are still searching for her. Two other women have gone missing since Terrilynn. Is there a serial killer on the loose?
Between Mardi Gras and Super Bowl time, three men followed a woman home, kidnapped her and gang raped her. They found the three scumbags who did it. Women should be free to go out and enjoy themselves without worrying what is going to happen to them. Unfortunately the world isn't a safe place for anyone. Women and children are especially vulnerable.
Be aware of your surroundings when you go out to have fun, bring friends and stick together, don't leave drinks or food unattendent around strangers. There are also bartendars who can spike your drinks. I'm not saying all practice this but it is better to go someplace where you are familiar with the bartending staff. If you become intoxicated, call a taxi.
Like they say friends shouldn't let friends drive when they are drunk. Friends shouldn't let their girlfriends drive off with a strange man, because that could be the last time you may see your friend alive. Put your foot down if your friend insist she's going to be alright. If you know she's intoxicated and not thinking clearly, if you have to force her away from the guy whose almost dragging her out, do so. Make a big stink about it or dial 911. Tell the bouncers and security at the club or bar to intervene.
I was nearly date raped by a man I met from some personal ad. I was fortunate that the police was driving by peeking in the car windows when this guy quickly changed his mind. He was a stranger and I made a bad judgement when I choose to go out with him. PLEASE... I urge all women and young girls to be careful even when they meet men over the internet.
Don't leave with strange men. I have known women who have left clubs and bars with men they didn't know and later I have heard their horror stories and some didn't even remember who they were with or what happened to them. There is something called human trafficking where they kidnap and force a person into prostitution or any other kind of sexual exploitation, like the
porn world. There has also been human trafficking involving organ removal or forcing a woman into surrogacy. Forced labor is something else that can happen.
There have been people who haven't seen or spoken to their families in years. Loved ones may have been searching to no avail. Many people turn up dead and very few turns up alive. All of what I mentioned should make a woman cringe every time she has a thought of leaving her home alone.
I was always told by my parents that there is safety in numbers. Just the other night when my dad and I were driving home from eating out at a restaurant, we notice one woman out at 9pm walking her dog, not a big mean brute of a dog. She was walking a little puppy by herself. Another woman was jogging alone, and an older lady who had to be in her late sixties was pushing a toddler in a stroller, most likely her grandchild. I couldn't believe these women felt that confident and safe in one of the most dangerous cities in the country.
Ladies, protect yourselves and value your lives. Don't go around feeling that you are invincible because you are not. If you work late at night, and you are commuting to work...lock your doors and keep your windows rolled up. If someone runs into the back of your car late at night, it might be better to keep on going unless you are severely hurt and have no choice but to stop and call for help. Maybe it really was an accident with no crime intended... being a woman
alone at night, stopping for a little fender bender could get you, raped, robbed or killed. You should have a weapon to carry alone with you at night.
If at all possible get your boyfriend, husband or brother to drop you off or pick you up from work. If you are out alone catching the bus to work, it is going to be just as dangerous, maybe even more if you are stuck out at a bus stop waiting for the number nine late at night, when there are a lot of young thugs waiting there too, licking their chops.. Try to get a day job if you don't have a car or get someone to bring you.
Mace and stun guns are something to invest in and carry if you are out late at night because you have no choice but to work late. I know some people don't like the thought of carrying a weapon but when it comes to your life or the lives of your family, "Who do you want to survive, the criminal or you and your loved ones?
Gentlemen, Please protect and keep an eye on your daughters, wives, girlfriends, sisters, nieces, aunts, female cousins, mothers and grandmothers. It can become your worse nightmare too, if someone hurts them....THEY NEED YOU!!!!!
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